Pat Baillie – Board President
California born, Pat Baillie is a retired Air Force Major who works as a professional gay expanding LGBT rights through education and consulting. She held the title of Ms San Jose Leather 1995 and went on to win IMsL 1995 in Chicago during the first contest outside San Francisco and the start of Generation 2 of IMsL under Amy Marie. She worked to build community throughout her year and after through LeatherWomen United. She has worked on such projects as Consent Counts and producing Rio Grande Leather in Albuquerque, NM. She is the current Board President of the newly created IMsL Foundation.She is a boy at heart and service is what she is all about. She belongs to Lady Sharrin.
Beckie Bowen – Treasurer
Beckie is very proud to say that she was born and raised in San Francisco, California. She simultaneously came out as leather and as a dyke, and has been active in the leather community for about 25 years. Daddy, Sir, Owner, Top Sadist, and Science Geek, Beckie identifies as all of them! She also identifies more as masculine than feminine, however, she does her best to embody the best qualities of both, and is comfortable with whichever set of pronouns people are most comfortable using.
Beckie is a Scientist by education, and has had a long work history in Finance and Customer Satisfaction. She was Founder and President of the first Lesbian Sorority at San Jose State University. Overcoming lack of support from one of the leading diversity specialists who told Beckie that she could never get a group of lesbians to work together…Beckie did it anyway. She has volunteered for countless Leather events over her 25 years in the community. She has been in key lead roles at events such as IMsL, Northwest Leather Celebration, and Folsom Fringe, in addition to being on the Board of smOdyssey as Treasurer. Beckie is currently the Director of Registration and Finance for the IMsL/IMsBB Weekend and Board member for the PRIDE Diversity Network in her day job at one of the top Fortune 500 companies.
Beckie is looking forward to beginning a new chapter of community involvement by joining the Board of the IMsL Foundation. She is planning to not only help preserve our history…but to hopefully have a little fun while we make more of it!
Julie Spanks – Secretary
Passionate pervert, dynamic Daddy’s grrl, community-minded Leather Woman and femme Top collared and married to her husbutch, Dr Evil. Julie has been kinky before she even knew it was a thing and when she finally found community in 2004 she dove right into the deep end. A successful dungeon owner of seven years, heavily involved in the Portland community and Leather Leadership, Julie relocated 4 years ago to the Great City of Salt to be closer to her Daddy, Dr Evil, where she happily lives a 24/7 lifestyle.
Board member and President of the Portland Leather Alliance, 2009-2011
Educational Director for Kinkfest, 2011 & 2012
Oregon Leather Woman of the Year 2011, Blackout Leather Productions
Owner and Proprietress of the dungeon formerly known as The Conservatory
Jay Dahm – Board Member
Jay Dahm is a leather dyke currently living in Baltimore, MD. Having hung out on the periphery of the leather world for a decade, they finally plunged in whole heartedly in 2012. He is masochistic (he IS a board member, after all), and a sensation junkie. A bit of a dandy, she thinks of herself as a 10 year old boy who loves dressing up in his Daddy’s clothes. Gender fluid, no pronouns consistently feel comfortable, so any are acceptable. Ze is currently preparing to be collared by zir Sir, Judy Tallwing, followed by an extended exploration of the Red Road (ze is of mixed Choctaw, Muscogee Creek, Alsatian, and Scottish descent.) Though his sense of submission wavers, his commitment to serving loved ones and beloved causes runs deep, and he spends much of his time and money in supporting leather institutions, causes, and family, while maintaining a low profile. When approached to apply for the board ze decided that service trumped zir desire for anonymity. With a background in science (geology), education (secondary and collage), and goat herding (worse than cats) she hopes to contribute to IMsL with a logical approach to problem solving and a humble leather heart.
Tony Mayes – Board Member
Tony is a queer identified switch-Daddy who lives in Tulsa, OK, where he’s been active in the local & regional Leather/Kink community since 2007. He currently serves as Education Coordinator for the IMsL Foundation, and is an Alumni member of the Tulsa Uniform & Leather Seekers Association (T.U.L.S.A.).
He has had the privilege of judging, tallying, judges-boy’ing, and den-staffing at numerous Leather events, and helped produce the Oklahoma Mr. Leather contest weekend from 2008-2014. He was also awarded the Pantheon of Leather award for the South Central region in 2015.
Tony is a lover of cats, bootblacks, and facilitating shenanigans for friends & family. He enjoys traveling to Leather/kink events across the country, awkwardly flirting with people along the way.